August 09, 2017, GIR
Bosch is one of two companies being investigated by Vienna prosecutors over allegations linked to Volkswagen's continuing emissions-rigging scandal, the German engineering conglomerate confirmed to GIR.
July 31, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption
Jenner & Block partners David Bitkower and Nicholas Barnaby and associate Marguerite Moeller argue that multilateral investigations could increase the DOJ's leverage in settlement negotiations and lead to unfair consequences for companies.
July 21, 2017, GIR
Former US prosecutors say the DOJ will want to step up cooperation with foreign authorities after the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned the conviction of two former Rabobank traders whose rights against self-incrimination were violated when a compelled UK testimony was used against them.
July 19, 2017, GIR
There's little appetite on Capitol Hill to consider granting courts more oversight in settlements following a recent US appeals court ruling that restricts the power of judges to interfere in DPAs, lawyers have told GIR.
July 18, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption
A Philadelphia federal judge sentenced Dmitrij Harder, who pleaded guilty to violating the FCPA after bribing a development bank official, to five years in prison - a ruling the defence says will deter future government cooperators.
July 18, 2017, GIR
Denis Desnoyers, the head of criminal operations for the National Division at the RCMP, discusses processes to resolve blanket privilege claims, interactions between RCMP investigators and Canada’s prosecutorial body, and how the police may act to help limit costs for companies under investigation.
July 17, 2017, Just Anti-Corruption
A South Korean seismologist accused of accepting bribes from two seismic devices companies was convicted of one count of money laundering on 17 July.
July 13, 2017, GIR
Greek authorities are prosecuting a former Johnson & Johnson employee already convicted of bribery in the UK after the SFO handed over information from his cooperation agreement.
July 11, 2017, GIR
A recent Canadian appeals court’s decision to uphold the conviction of a former Cryptometrics Canada agent has given the country’s enforcement record a much-needed boost, according to lawyers.
July 10, 2017, GIR
The UK's Serious Fraud Office has so far secured four deferred prosecution agreements. Panellists at GIR Live London in April were asked whether these settlements jeopardise the rights of individuals and whether "adversarial" is a dirty word.